Monday, April 25, 2011


Since we had turkey for Easter yesterday, I had to make stock today. I had taken all the meat off the bones yesterday and just wrapped it back up in the foil that had been over the turkey to save until today.

Doesn't that look yummy? Ok so may-be not.
I always use my pressure cooker when making stock because it is much faster and doesn't use nearly as much propane as simmering the stock for hours.
The bones, onion, carrots and a little sage go in the pressure cooker (no celery; Phil hates it) and it is all pressure cooked for 25 minutes.

Afterwards I strain out the veggies but save any little pieces of meat and leave them in the stock (Oh, I save the veggies and they go in the soup bag in the freezer as well). I put it in jars and either freeze it or can it for 25 minutes in the pressure canner.
This batch yielded 5 quarts of stock.

Here are also a few Easter pictures. My grandson and my son and his wife.

He has been a serious car lover for the past year. He really doesn't care about any of his other toys anymore.

Ok, the picture of my son and his wife won't load. Took me two tries to get the one of Christian to load so I guess I'll have to try again later. 


  1. Like you said - some of the most yummy Home-made stock is the basis of so many great dishes.

  2. And to think at one time I used to just throw the bones away. Now I can look at one of these jars and my mouth waters, lol.

  3. I really enjoy your projects. Gives me a lot to look forward to when I get the new cabin up and start my garden.

  4. I am getting better at remembering to take pictures of things I do so that I can post them. Some things just aren't that unusual to me anymore and I don't think to take pictures.

  5. Curious about the size of your pressure cooker that will give you 5 quarts of stock after cooking? I have a 6 quart and would be afraid to fill it more than 2/3 full.

    Also you are right about being fast and saving fuel using a pressure cooker.

    Thanks for the post and pictures. Pictures are always appreciated!

  6. I don't really know what size it is but I think maybe it is an 8 qt. It is a pressure cooker/canner.